Archive for November, 2012

“By The Way, Doc, I’m a Difficult Intubation.”

| November 28, 2012 | 23 Comments

I’d like to to tell you about a recent experience I had taking care of a patient. I won’t get into specifics about the patient, the surgery, or where this took place as I do not want to violate any privacy laws. But I do want to draw attention to a little known (in the […]

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Confused after Surgery: Post-Operative Cognitive Decline

| November 16, 2012 | 19 Comments

Have you had trouble recovering mentally from surgery and anesthesia?  Do you feel confused?  Learn more from this answer to one guest’s comment. What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness None. I got awesome sleep. Serious bruising and pain iside back of mouth. Never got […]

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Chest Pain and Anesthesia

| November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Worried about having chest pain and undergoing anesthesia?  Read one of the site’s best question and answer series below. What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness None. I got awesome sleep. Serious bruising and pain iside back of mouth. Never got the tube inserted at […]

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